Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Hat Tip to Brandon!

General

Win+Up
Maximize

Win+Down
Restore / Minimize

Win+Left
Snap to left

Win+Right
Snap to right

Win+Shift+Left
Jump to left monitor

Win+Shift+Right
Jump to right monitor

Win+Home
Minimize / Restore all other windows

Win+T
Focus the first taskbar entry
Pressing again will cycle through them, you can can arrow around.

Win+Shift+T cycles backwards.

Win+Space
Peek at the desktop

Win+G
Bring gadgets to the top of the Z-order

Win+P
External display options (mirror, extend desktop, etc)

Win+X
Mobility Center (same as Vista, but still handy!)

Win+#
(# = a number key)
Launches a new instance of the application in the Nth slot on the taskbar.
Example: Win+1 launches first pinned app, Win+2 launches second, etc.

Win + +
Win + –
(plus or minus key)
Zoom in or out.

Explorer

Alt+P
Show/hide Preview Pane

Taskbar modifiers

Shift + Click on icon
Open a new instance

Middle click on icon
Open a new instance

Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon
Open a new instance with Admin privileges

Shift + Right-click on icon
Show window menu (Restore / Minimize / Move / etc)
Note: Normally you can just right-click on the window thumbnail to get this menu

Shift + Right-click on grouped icon
Menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.

Ctrl + Click on grouped icon
Cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group

Author: Jas Dhaliwal

Jas Dhaliwal is a highly experienced International Social Media Strategist. He specializes in building and engaging with social communities across the web. Born and bred in London, he is passionate about technology and social anthropology. You can follow @Jas on Twitter

Author: Jas Dhaliwal

Jas Dhaliwal is a highly experienced International Social Media Strategist. He specializes in building and engaging with social communities across the web. Born and bred in London, he is passionate about technology and social anthropology. You can follow @Jas on Twitter